Branded Youth Entrepreneurship Conference 2022
August 26 & 27
There is no other youth conference where you can get professional photos of your product or headshots, coaching from marketing experts, meet business professionals from across the GTA, hear inspiring speakers, and network with other young professionals.
Since 2012, Branded has given Black, Newcomer and Most-Vulnerable-Person (MVP) youth real tools to build their businesses. Through our model of group consultations, and our annual Pitch Competition, Branded has provided over $100,000 in funding to Youth entrepreneurs across the GTA.
Branded is back and this year, you’ll get to enjoy that Branded magic in person!
On Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, Branded will be hosting a two-day conference at Artscape Daniels Launchpad. We’re bringing back everything you love about Branded with a few special additions.
Check out the full agenda below and make sure to register for your chance to pitch for up to $5,000 towards your business.
Entrepreneur and Founder of Get Fresh Company
There’s no such thing as an overnight success. It takes all nighters, failed attempts and the art of hustling to get to where you want to be. For Toronto’s Jebril “Fresh” Jalloh, his proudest wins have only come after he finally made it through his toughest obstacles. The Entrepreneur and Founder of Get Fresh Company, had every reason not to pursue his dream of owning a business – single-parent household, rough upbringing, high school dropout – but to achieve the impossible, you have to see it first. Jebril’s vision came to him at the age of 16 while he was hanging out with friends. He proclaimed: I want to own a store called Get Fresh and it will be the freshest store in Toronto. They laughed then, but nothing was funny when in August 2013, he opened the doors of Get Fresh Company (GFC) in a location that Vogue named the second-hippest district in the world -Toronto’s “West Queen West” area.
Founder, The Biz Mixer
By day Karlena is an Event Coordinator for the Event Experience Team at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment (MLSE). By night, she is a millennial entrepreneur who is passionate about community building and collaboration in business.
Pitch Competition MC
Femi is a Canadian born Nigerian with a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies and a Degree in Criminal Justice. For the past 15 years, Femi has been working with arts, culture and entertainment vehicles across Canada. He is the former Creative Director of the Nia Centre For The Arts, the first black arts center in Canada.
Apply to the Branded Pitch Competition
Five finalists will be selected to deliver a five-minute pitch to an expert panel of judges and Branded 2022 attendees. Prizes of $5000, $3000 and $1000 will be awarded to the top 3 finalists.
Applications accepted until August 7th at 9pm
Finalists notified on August 11th
Mandatory finalist prep session at Artscape Daniels Launchpad on August 16th from 6-8pm